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misha0209

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  1. Hi, thanks for the reply. 1) yeah did that. went so high as my main clock 1890. no luck.. also played around with hotplugs, governors, IO schedulers. IO read-ahead. nothing. all give me more or less stutters. none gave me an acceptably small amount i could live with (though IMO it's the basics of an audio player, play glitch-free, you shouldn't live with any amount). it seems to me it has to do with the sleeping. at screen off, the phone keeps trying to deep sleep while the music is playing. funny it only happens over bluetooth. is it out of the devs hands to prebuffer more data to the bluetooth buffer (i soppose there is such a thing between apis). or is this what the audio buffer size does. do you have any gov names for me i should try? or IO schedulers? i find it quite crappy, since the idea of Poweramp was to be an audio quality oriented product. this right here is THE WORST thing that could happen to an audio player. i would even go so far as saying, i would prefer to give up a little sound quality (a little mind you) to have a stutter free playback! and i say it again, i'm willing to try any experimental features, and test them out for the dev team, since i seem to have a hostile environment (phone, rom, car, all of the above).. 3) not such a biggie for me, like i said, 1 takes the prize for sure, but i just figured i report it, it will help the dev make Poweramp better. i doubt that many users actually care about it. Now don't get me wrong, i kind bad-mouthed Poweramp a bit up there, at point 1. i could just as well stop using Poweramp and just use the player that works. thing is, i love this app. and i want to keep using it, and i would love to help improve it. that's why i decided to post here. but this bug is driving me nuts! PS: for some time i thought it was cyanogen at fault. so i flashed the samsung firmware on my device, and gave it a go. same thing, Poweramp = problems, samsung player = no problems.
  2. Hello there, it's been ages since i wrote on this forum, but i'm experiencing a few things over bluetooth that are driving me nuts. In this post i'll describe 3 problems i have over bluetooth with Poweramp. When i say bluetooth i'm reffering to my car stereo, i do not use bluetooth headphones or any other devices. If it helps, my current stereo is the build in headunit of the Mazda 3. but i can confirm the problems on Alpine units, as well as Audi A3 stock. So, here goes: 1. To make it short, i get these skips, like very short pauses when i playback with screen off. I did test my car, and it performs perfectly with a nokia lumia, and an iphone. it also does fine with my phone and the stock player of the ROM. Like i said above i get these problems with screen off, i have wakelock ticked, i played arround with different buffer values, as well as task priorities. Probably relevant, i use headphones, off of the phone jack at work quite a lot, and i DO NOT HAVE THSES ISSUES! screen off, or on, no problems, just bluetooth. I do not use DSP except Replay gain. But i can confirm that even with RG off, i have the same behavior. I've even installed a custom kernel to allow me to play with various settings of the device, thinking it's the ROM that is to blame. but if i run APOLO, the built in playes, no problems. Do you have any sort of tweaks i can try? any experimental features? i'd be more than happy to act as a test subject as long as my phone doesn't blow up... so long as it's not in my pants.. or next to my ear 2. Sometimes, when connecting, somehow the connection is not correct, Poweramp does not start, and my car just shows unknown everywhere.. If i hit play from the headunit, nothing.. usually i have to reconnect. Now, on to the funky part. sometimes, just sometimes, if i start music from the device (start Poweramp, hit play) the display of the headunit instantly changes to the track name, and i hear music... so it's like after connections, my system acts as if there is no Poweramp in my system. this never happened with my gf's phone. that is a nokia lumia. 3. I am a big fan of Direct Volume Control. clearly audible improvement. Now, i like the fact that i can now have DVC, and BT DVC. DVC has given me this issue since i've had Poweramp. so, scenario: i'm connected to car stereo, via BT, and i have BT DVC enabled. a call comes in. i answer, i can talk, all fine so far now, when the call ends - does not matter if i end the call, or the person i'm talking to hangs up, when the music comes back, volume is low. now, don't think the Android media volume is low. NO! that is at max, like i always keep it for BT. BUT, it is clearly audible during playback that the volume has diminished to about half of what it was before. Now, if i make the call, regardless if i end it, or the other party hangs up, when music comes back, volume is perfectly normal. These are the big 3 bugs i have with Poweramp over BT. say i could live with 2 and 3, but 1 is KILLING me! it is annoying as hell. please give me some advices as to what i can tweak and how. On a completely unrelated note, do you think it would be possible to add a ReplayGain scanner function to Poweramp? or at least let me see if the track has RG in track info screen? Thanks in advance, if you need anything (logs, more settings i have ticked.. so forth) please let me know! I'll provide all i can. PS: my phone is a samsung i9505 and i'm running, yeah, probably guessed it, cyanogen mod 11. Poweramp build 2.0.10 - 571
  3. GOD bless! THANK YOU for the awsome upgrades!!! installed it on a samsung i5800, promissing stuff! maybe these bugs have been reported. - a few glitches in the album art display especially when sliding to change song. - do not know if this is suppose to be this way. if i set for shuffle, and repeat list, and i play all songs once, and reach the end (example: 256/256) if i try to slide the album art to go to the next song, it will not budge. wouldn't it be normal for it to loop back to one? - i set for crossfade off, but the player still crossfaades when i slide the album art to jump to the next song. also there seems to be lag between the moment when the name of the song is loaded, and when it starts playing. Looking forward to beta 2!
  4. @Thistle hi, thanks for the suggestion, believe it or not, "(I have Preamp set to +9 with RG, and 0 without - roughly based on my RG scan results, so try and see what works best)" i had the exact same settings before i changed my dsp chain to the one in the image, i kind of use the channel mixer to make 5.1 output with bass redirection (bass freak ), and then remix it all back to stereo with matrix mixer. so i use apply gain and prevent clipping with a +14 amp (used +12 before the 1.1.6 foobar update, but the developer changed RG algorithm and tracks loose even more volume then before) to get absolute max volume before the info hits dsp chain, because the dsp chain has a drastic toll on volume... anyway, it would be most AWESOME to have something similar to foobar's advanced limiter in Poweramp, to go along with the RG support!
  5. well, personally i would use it each time i try out a new ROM - trying to find the battery usage of the rom, and since 50% of what my phone does is Poweramp, it's damn important also it would be nice to know how much music i listened to this week, or month. testing, benchmarking mostly...
  6. @ maxmpz it would be great if replaygain could be implemented like baschinger suggests - you could also try to implement the foobar feature that let's you decide how to apply replaygain (apply, or apply and prevent clipping according to peak)
  7. so, will the counter get implemented?
  8. misha0209

    playlist menu

    my device is a samsung GT-i5800, currently running FROYO (2.2), build XXJPN for this device. but i used Poweramp since the phone was under android 2.1, and since then i went over 4 ROMs from samfirmware (froyo) and a custom ROM by kyrillos (do not remember name exaclty), and i had this problem on all of them. the menu opening thing also happens when i drag/scroll the playlist sometimes (this can also happen in contacts menu for instance - extreeemly rare -, but to me it feels like Poweramp playlist is a lot more sensitive to this then other menus i can scroll through). when i scroll, my finger usually sits in the middle of the screen on the horizontal axis (so i think i am clear of the extended sensitive area you mentioned). but then again, on the street, it could be that i accidentally press that area... maybe i'm not serious enough when i push (so to speak). because my screen is small i tend to lightly touch the screen (so as not to make an incorrect selection), and maybe that is misinterpreted by the OS. eather way, not Poweramp's fault. i just thought the timing could be changed to help me out Thanks for the reply!
  9. misha0209

    playlist menu

    hi, this is regarding something i see as a bug. wrote about this in a post where i requested a feature, but i figured i should make a nice thread here in bugs. i feel i have been misunderstood. so like title says, my problem lies with the menu of songs in the playlist view (the one where you long press on a song, and you get options to add to que, delete, see file info, etc...). i do know that long pressing is secondary approach, the firs being the little white arrow on the right of each song. what i am complaining about is the fact that the long press needed to open that menu is WAY too short, and i keep opening it up unwillingly. from my point of view, as there is the little arrow, this secondary method of getting to the menu could be removed altogether. but since i am not the only one that uses Poweramp, i'm thinking there are users who want it. so, i'm asking if you could make it so that the long press needed to open this menu is LONGER then it is not (example: say i need to hold on a song for 1sec now to open the menu, i'm asking if you could make that 2sec). problem is, 3 out of 5 times when i go to playlist view to pick a song, i end up opening this menu, when all i want is to select that track for playing. This is as clear as i can spray it Waiting on your feedback, Thanks!
  10. hi, here to ask for a feature. could you implement some sort of counter that counts the total time Poweramp played? like in foobar. just total play time, and a reset button. id does not have to be in the main window, somewhere in settings. it would be nice when trying to determine battery life. also, a small thing i consider a bug. in the playlist, if you hold a finger on a song, the menu pops up (the one with enque, delete, etc...). in my opinion it pops up too easily. 3 out of 5 times i want to select a song i end up opening that menu. could you make so that you need to hold your finger on a song name a little bit longer before the menu pops up? Thnaks!
  11. thank you for the quick reply! did not know the processor speed change for number 1, but my question still stands: which one uses more proessor flac or aac? depending on the answer i will encode my collection. as far as 2 is concerned, i can hardly wait for Poweramp 2.0 to roll out!!!
  12. like the title says, 2 questions: 1) do flac files use less cpu than aac (did some testing, and flac usually stayed at about 6-7%, whereas aac 9-10%, but flac sometimes had bursts up to 20%, aac only 17%) 2) reason why this is in bugs: this only happens for FLAC files. in library view, the tags are not read (unknown artist, genre, etc - i liked the fact that i could go to all songs and, if i do not remember song name, i just type in the artist name by long pressing the menu key... no more with flac). album art is loaded, and if i go to a song, long press, and hit info, all the fields are filled in correctly. its as if Poweramp goes: yes, i know they are there, i can read them, but i don't want to use them. when in folder view, the info is displayed, but again if i long press menu and search the artist name, no results are found. i can only search by song title. hope this is solvable!
  13. If you want more volume you could try using a software compressor/limiter such as Waves L2. CyanogenMod has a compressor built-in. did not consider using compressor on encode thanks for the ideea. CyanogenMod looks cool, too bad my device is not on the supported list
  14. hi, i figured i make a post with all the features i would like in Poweramp, so here goes: 1) different control for Tone knobs (something that allows me to see numbers like xx%, or finer controll, i wand to go as high as possible without distortion, so knowing that the value for bass is 52% would be helpfull) 2) something that allows me to backup Poweramp settings (hate reconfiguring, and remaking all eq presets after each ROM update, especially the tone knobs) 3) ability to disable fade between tracks 4) ability to disable fade animation of album art 5) ability to change text and background colour in lower part of screen (song name , artist, album, is currently blueish colour, on a blueish background, since i do not have LED display, i can not read while outside) to white on black, or black on white 6) same as number 5 but for folder and library view (here background is black, it would be more useful if text wore white) that's about it... what do you think?
  15. misha0209

    Hardware

    this might be a stupid question, but is there ANY chance i can literally brake my hardware if i set Poweramp at too high a volume? i ask this because i use preamp at max, plus tone\bass knob at about 1/2. if i go slightly higher i can hear some popping noise (popcorn noise). if i go even higher, no popcorn noise, but distortions kick in. so, can i burn out the DAC and amps on my phone, or is the "noise" purely digital?
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